View Full Version : [ubuntu] External sound card

October 4th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I often listen to music through my computer connected to a stereo amplifier. But I have a really crappy onboard soundcard on my computer so I am looking for a solution to improve the sound quality.

My friend loaned me a Digidesign Mbox 2 hardware unit and said that i could use it as an external sound card. I tried it but it seems that there are no Linux drivers available. No way I am going to switch back to Windows, Ubuntu is great.

I am looking for an external sound card or even a I/O interface like Mbox 2 that works with Linux. Is anyone familiar with the subject or can give me an advice?

October 5th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Does a usb device show up when you run aplay -l ?